I'm getting really frustrated with this "real women are curvy" sensation that hit the internet awhile ago. I'm sure most of you have seen the pictures (I've included one I don't like, and one that I like better) that say, "when did this...become hotter than this?" and it has pictures of really skinny girls, like Keira Knightly, next to curvy ones, like Marilyn Monroe.
Here's what bugs me: by putting the curvy girls in the "real women" category, they're demeaning skinny girls, who are absolutely real and are naturally skinny, or work very hard at it.
Curvy girls are real women, too. But the reality is that the body shape that these advertisements promote belong to a very small portion of the population. If I gained weight, I wouldn't be "curvy"... I would be chunky. I wouldn't have nice hips, a proportionate waist, and a nice chest (like these "real, curvy women" do).. I'd have a lot of weight in my stomach area. Curvy women are real, skinny women are real, and many other variations in between.
I try to be healthy and fit. That's my choice. I don't look like Marilyn Monroe, but I'm a real woman.